Topic 5

Open Access: A Blessing or a Curse?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L5rVH1KGBCY In the upcoming years 90% of online content is predicted to be held behind paywalls (TheDrumNews) and the idea has left the internet divided. Do we want this? PROS Students can only learn from the sources available. Khan Academy showcases the benefits of changing the education system by making content available online for students… Continue reading Open Access: A Blessing or a Curse?

Topic 4

Social Media Giants-How they deal with ethical issues online.

According to Reference, ethical issues bring morality and principles into conflict and are more subjective and open to opinions and interpretation. Social media brings to light numerous ethical issues for example the issue of anonymity and privacy, freedom of speech and fake news. Social media giants (Facebook, Twitter) are slowly being forced to deal with… Continue reading Social Media Giants-How they deal with ethical issues online.

Topic 3

Topic 3: If you Searched yourself would you be Happy with the Results?

We have already discussed online identities, but here’s why they are so important professionally. As the days of posting a CV and cover letter are fading into the background, coming to the forefront are the new days of employers using your online identity to judge your employability.   How do we make our persona authentic?… Continue reading Topic 3: If you Searched yourself would you be Happy with the Results?

Topic 2

Topic 2: What you should know about Online Identities

With the online world advancing, the use of the internet is increasing as we find ourselves enveloped in accessible information. We reap the wonderful benefits of this with our abilities to connect with family and friends from around the world, shop online and access endless information. However in doing so we leave behind our own… Continue reading Topic 2: What you should know about Online Identities